Silvio Berlusconi Found Guilty In Sex-For-Hire Case

A court in Milan found former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi guilty in a sex-for-hire case, La Repubblica reports.

The court sentenced Berlusconi to seven years in prison and barred him from public office.

The AP has a bit of background on the charges:

“Berlusconi, 76, [was] charged with paying an underage Moroccan teen for sex and then trying to cover it up with phone calls to Milan police officials when she was picked up for alleged theft. Berlusconi and the woman deny having had sex with each other. …

“Even if he is convicted, there are two more levels of appeal before the sentence would become final. The process can take months.”

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